Visible to the public LCA-ABE: Lightweight Context-Aware Encryption for Android Applications

TitleLCA-ABE: Lightweight Context-Aware Encryption for Android Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsInshi, S., Chowdhury, R., Elarbi, M., Ould-Slimane, H., Talhi, C.
Conference Name2020 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)
Date Publishedoct
KeywordsAccess Control, android encryption, attribute-based encryption, Context modeling, context-aware, Encryption, Human Behavior, Intelligent sensors, Metrics, mobile computing, Monitoring, privacy, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, Sensors

The evolving of context-aware applications are becoming more readily available as a major driver of the growth of future connected smart, autonomous environments. However, with the increasing of security risks in critical shared massive data capabilities and the increasing regulation requirements on privacy, there is a significant need for new paradigms to manage security and privacy compliances. These challenges call for context-aware and fine-grained security policies to be enforced in such dynamic environments in order to achieve efficient real-time authorization between applications and connected devices. We propose in this work a novel solution that aims to provide context-aware security model for Android applications. Specifically, our proposition provides automated context-aware access control model and leverages Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE) to secure data communications. Thorough experiments have been performed and the evaluation results demonstrate that the proposed solution provides an effective lightweight adaptable context-aware encryption model.

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